I have just started to recently trace my family roots. My Grandad passed away before I was born, he passed away in 1961 in the USA. My Grandpa is Berardino Renzella born in 1901 in I believe Castiglione. I'm trying to find the names of his siblings, His parents were Carmen and Carmelle Renzella. I know he had one sister who came to Italy, Maria Renzella DiBatista. My mom believes he had 7 sisters and a brother, Pepine (I may have the spelling wrong. Any help would be greatly appreciated or any hints to lead me in the right direction!! Thank you so much!!
Boston Passenger and Crew Lists, 1820-1943 about Berardo Renzella Name: Berardo Renzella Arrival Date: 9 Jul 1920 Age: 20 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1900 Gender: Male Ethnic Background: Italian (South) (Italian) Port of Departure: Naples, Italy Ship Name: Cretic Port of Arrival: Boston, Massachusetts Friend's Name: Renzella Pietro (listed as cousin, at 540 Summer St. Boston, MA) Last Residence: Italy Birthplace: Castiglione, Italy
There are many towns with the name CASTIGLIONE in Italy... Do you know the exact town, province, region? Do you have family stories, or records that identify his birthplace? Here are some of the towns named Castiglione... Castiglione, comune of Andrano, Lecce, Puglia Castiglione, comune of Asti, Asti, Piedmont Castiglione, comune of Calasca Castiglione, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola, Piedmont Castiglione, comune of Carovilli, Isernia, Molise Castiglione, comune of Cervia, Ravenna, Emilia Romagna Castiglione, comune of Coassolo Torinese, Torino, Piedmont Castiglione, comune of Conversano, Bari, Puglia Castiglione, comune of Cottanello, Rieti, Lazio Castiglione, comune of Fermo, Fermo, Marche Castiglione, comune of Forli', Forlì-Cesena, Emilia Romagna Castiglione, comune of Matelica, Macerata, Marche Castiglione, comune of Montereale, L'Aquila, Abruzzo Castiglione, comune of Orsomarso, Cosenza, Calabria Castiglione, comune of Pizzoferrato, Chieti, Abruzzo Castiglione, comune of Ragusa, Ragusa, Sicily Castiglione, comune of Tornimparte, L'Aquila, Abruzzo
There are still others with longer names, such as Castiglione del Lago and Castiglione della Pescaia.
Birth Act #25: RENZELLA Berardino born in Castiglione a Casauria on 20 Mar 1900 son of Carmine RENZELLA 38 old, farmer, and of Carmela NAPOLEONE. The baby was born at home in Via Madonna della Croce 38( 38 Madonna of Cross st) https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/T ... 2067314926 suanj